As a writer, I know every story has an ending. As a reader, I know this as well, but it is my reader’s heart that holds out hope that the story will continue. This hope has caused me to scour the internet for the non-existent next volume, finding nothing but other works by the author—this is good, too, but not quite the same. It has convinced me to buy an extra exclusive story from the author. And it has compelled me to read the story over and over and over again in hopes of finding something I missed before or possibly satiating my hunger. Others may think it desperate of me, but my fellow readers know the extents others will go to are merely milestones to the determined.
There are so many stories that I’d like to read more of, but here’s just a few. These are not necessarily the ones I want to read most; I just ran through the alphabet and picked a few. There are spoilers ahead. Since there’s the possibility that some of these titles are new to you, I’ll let you decide which ones you want to read.
Hard Rock by Abe Akane
I Can’t Even Breathe Without You by Eda Yuu & Enjin Yaminaru
“What’s Your Name?” and Call My Name by Dokuro Jayruu
“The Beautiful Tomorrow” by Kyuugou
It goes without saying, but I’m going to say it anyway: Miyamoto Kano should have her own quarterly anthology/mag (I’d wish for monthly, but I don’t want to wear sensei out). This would mean more Rules, more Walkers, more Publishers, more Dormitories, and more and more and more and more! But I’ll just go with these for now.
Escape by Miyamoto Kano
End of Youth by Konohara Narise & Miyamoto Kano
The Cornered Mouse Dreams of Cheese and The Carp on the Chopping Block Jumps Twice by Mizushiro Setona
Mainichi Seiten by Sugano Akira & Etsumi Ninomiya
Tsujimora-san is a Secret by Suzuki Tsuta
“Akanai Tobira” and “The Wrong Key” by Suzuki Tsuta
The Wrecker by Takaido Akemi
Yamada Yugi is another manga-ka who needs their own anthology. It would be great with the occasional guest appearance by her mentor Takaguchi Satosumi and novelist Aida Saki. But I’ll just give these for now.
“Shinuhodo Suki,” “Sukisugite Kirai,” and “Juu Shuunen Omedetou” by Yamada Yugi
I’ll Cry Tomorrow by Yamada Yugi
Not that this is a surprise or anything, but Yoneda Kou should not only have an anthology, but she should also have an anime channel or at least a 4-hour block on an existing one. It’s never enough. I can’t think of any of her completed work that ended in such a way that I was able to be satisfied with just what I was given. She creates insatiable beasts out of the casual reader.
Doushitemo Furetakunai by Yoneda Kou
NightS by Yoneda Kou
There are so many more I could list, but I’ll stop for now because I really need to if I’m ever going to eat today.